Over the past several years, many institutions have moved toward test-optional admissions. This movement has…
“Beginning with the 2021-22 testing year, students who already receive accommodations at their school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act will automatically be eligible to receive the allowable testing accommodations when they register for the ACT with accommodations.” – ACT Press Release This is great news for students who already have an IEP or 504 in place as it will streamline the registration process and eliminate the application and subsequent waiting period for approval of accommodations. The burden of documentation has been reduced to a copy of the IEP or 504; no more jumping through hoops to demonstrate anything additional that what has already been in use in your day-to-day school experience.
Accommodations can range from extended time (50% or 100% “extra time”) to distraction-free (private) rooms. Dr. Scott Koenig, our expert psychologist who specializes in supporting our students with accommodations, applauds the ACT’s new process as it removes an unnecessary hurdle for those applying for the test with accommodations.
Accommodations might be an appropriate part of your child’s testing strategy. Dr. Koenig has extensive experience in managing the accommodations approval process for a wide range of students’ needs including anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia and vision challenges.